Magnet school expo is Jan. 21

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What is a magnet school? What’s a magnet program? Can your child attend one in Marion County? What are the qualifications? Why do they even exist?

If you’ve ever wondered about or considered such a program or school for your child, come learn the attraction of these highly-competitive programs at a special Magnet Expo set for Thursday, Jan. 21, from 5-7 p.m. The event takes place at Marion Technical Institute (MTI) located at 1614 SE Fort King St. in Ocala.

 See exhibits from Dr. N.H. Jones Elementary and Madison Street Academy, Oakcrest Elementary’s International Baccalaureate (IB) Program, Reddick-Collier Elementary’s Cambridge Program, Howard Middle’s IB Program, North Marion Middle’s Cambridge Checkpoint Program, Belleview High’s AICE (Advanced International Certificate of Education) Program, Forest High’s EMIT (Engineering, Manufacturing Institute of Technology) Program, Lake Weir and Vanguard High schools’ IB Programs, Dunnellon High’s Advanced Studies Program and Power Generation Academy, North Marion High’s AICE and Biotechnology Programs, and West Port High’s MCCA (Marion County Center for the Arts), Biomedical and Early College Programs. These are all magnet schools or programs in Marion County. MTI will also display its by-application-only programs to potential students and parents.

 No advance registration is required, and anyone from the public is invited to attend.

For more information, call 352-867-2181.